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Diploma Supplement

What is a Diploma Supplement?

The Diploma Supplement is issued to graduates of Higher Education Institutions. The Diploma Supplement provides additional information regarding the award which is not available on the Degree Parchment, such as the skills & competencies acquired, the level of the qualification, results gained, entry requirements & access opportunities to the next level of education. This enables the qualification to be more easily understood, particularly by employers & institutions outside of the issuing country. The European Diploma Supplement was developed jointly by UNESCO and the Council of Europe.

The Diploma Supplement is available to all UCD graduates who began & completed their programme after 2005. Your UCD Diploma Supplement is available to you from the date you receive your final degree result; you do not have to wait until graduation.

How do I access my Diploma Supplement

If you began after August 2005 & have been awarded your degree, you can access your electronic Diploma Supplement online by following the steps below:

  1. Log into SISWeb (Your username is your UCD student number.  If you have never changed your password, it is your 6-digit date of birth (format DDMMYY). If you do not know your student number, please AskUs.
  2.  Go to Academic Services > Official Documents > Electronic Documents
  3. "Enable" the Diploma Supplement for verification by clicking the "click to enable access" button.
  4. Click on "Diploma Supplement" to download & save a pdf of your Diploma Supplement.

Note that Diploma Supplements are only available in SISWeb. UCD does not produce hard copies of Diploma Supplements.

2013 Graduates from the following Programmes will see their Learning Outcomes, the Professional status of their award (if available) & information about access to further study:

  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • BA Psychology
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • BSc Human Nutrition
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc Radiography
  • BSc Sport & Exercise Management
  • BSc Health & Performance Science
  • Masters of Regional & Urban Planning
  • MSc in Humanitarian Action

Any 2013 graduate who has an award or scholarship, or who has completed a work-related Certificate with the Careers Office in 2013, will also have this noted on their Diploma Supplement.

Since June 2014, students who complete awards in the following areas will also be able to avail of an extended Diploma Supplement listing Learning Outcomes, Professional Statuses & Accesses to Further Study:

  • Undergraduate Arts
  • Undergraduate Business
  • Graduate Business (from September 2014)
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing (From September 2014)

This service will be extended to other graduates on a phased basis.

Recognition of Studies

We are currently developing a new document for students who have not yet graduated or who are on non-Award programmes of study. This document will list much of the same information as the Diploma Supplement, providing students with a single document that recognises & details students' work as well as the rationale behind that work.

This document will be introduced on a phased basis, beginning with students in the Flexible Learning programme, since June 2014.

UCD treats the fraudulent duplication or amendment of its official documents as a serious offence. Any such action will be considered a breach of UCD Regulations & will trigger disciplinary procedures. Such matters may also constitute a criminal offence &, as such, are liable to be reported to An Garda Síochána.

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